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Matchroom Stadium (ATT 4,384) 1st October 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Madley

Leyton Or Leyton Orient vs Preston North End Preston

Leyton Or 2

D Cox (36, 45+1)

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Preston 1

P Coutts (2)

O's upset high-flying North End

Last Updated: 01/10/11 7:44pm

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Cox: At the double for Orient

Cox: At the double for Orient

Dean Cox's brace earned bottom club Leyton Orient their first league win of the season as they shocked Preston 2-1.

North End went into the clash at Brisbane Road just two points off top spot in League One, unbeaten away from home this season and having won their last seven matches. And the status quo looked like being maintained after just two minutes as Jamie Proctor raced down the left flank and crossed for the unmarked Paul Coutts to score from close range.

Orient took some time to recover their composure but levelled after 36 minutes when Kevin Lisbie jinked his way past a defender and picked out Cox, whose header rolled past Andreas Arestidou before nestling into the corner of the net.

The goal galvanised the O's and the hosts went in front in first-half injury time when Cox surprised Arestidou with a perfectly-placed drive from 25 yards.

The second half was just three minutes old when Scott Cuthbert conceded a penalty for a push on Neil Mellor but Lee Butcher dived to save Graham Alexander's spot-kick.

The visitors were out of luck when Iain Hume thumped a free-kick against an upright, and the home side defended doggedly to earn all three points for the first time this term.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Chesterfield 26 38
6 Rochdale 25 37
7 Fleetwood Town 27 37
8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Scunthorpe United 24 30
18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24